An Illinois man blamed for Hacking into Celebrities iCloud and Gmail records of big names to get their private photographs and recordings has consented to confess to a lawful offense PC hacking charge, prosecutors said on Friday.
Edward Majerczyk, 28, confronting up to five years in jail, is the second man charged in a government examination concerning the breaks of naked photographs of a few Hollywood on-screen characters, including Oscar victor Jennifer Lawrence, in September 2014.
As indicated by a supplication understanding marked by Majerczyk, he illicitly got to Apple iCloud and Google Gmail accounts having a place with more than 300 individuals, utilizing an email “phishing” ploy to acquire their client names and passwords.
Through this plan, Majerczyk could get to full iCloud reinforcements having a place with various casualties, including no less than 30 famous people, a considerable lot of whom dwell in the Los Angeles zone, the supplication understanding expressed.
“Huge numbers of these reinforcements contained touchy and private photos and recordings,” it said.
Under his arrangement with government prosecutors, Majerczyk, a Chicago occupant, will formally confess in U.S. Region Court in Illinois to a crime infringement of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as per the U.S. Lawyer’s Office in Los Angeles.
A 36-year-old Pennsylvania man, Ryan Collins, conceded in March to the same offense for a situation coming from the same examination.
Like Collins, government powers said they had found no confirmation connecting Majerczyk to real open flow of any of the photographs to which he got entrance.
While no casualties were named in court records, the examination started after Lawrence and different famous people, including performing artists Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union and model Kate Upton, griped in meetings about having their private photographs wind up openly dispersed on the web.
It was not the first run through big name naked photographs acquired through by PC interruptions prompted a criminal indictment.
A Florida man was sentenced in 2012 to 10 years in jail for hacking into email records of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera to release private data and express photographs. Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram records were hacked in January 2015.
All the more as of late, a Bahamian man in New York conceded in May to charges of hacking into superstars’ email records to take unreleased motion pictures and TV scripts. What’s more, a Filipino man was charged a month ago in New Jersey with running a plan to hack into the bank and Mastercard records of big names.